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  • Kristof: We "Have To Be Careful Not To Respond To Intolerance of Jihadis With Our Own Intolerance"

    01/08/2015 1:33:04 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 97 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 8, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof warns "we have to be very, very careful not to engage in religious profiling and to recognize that one can't blame 1.6 billion adherents of this vast and complex religion." "One can't blame this event on all of them. One has to acknowledge that the Taliban folks who is shot Malala [Yousafzai] are one element of Islam and Malala herself is another. And this is a religion that contains multitudes," Kristof said Thursday afternoon on CNN. Kristof also warned of society's tendacy to "otherize" people. "I think we have a tendency to otherize people,...
  • New York Times Columnist Approves: “Let the Fires Burn Until Every City is on its Knees”

    12/29/2014 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/29/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    They want peace. No really. And the New York Times is just a dispassionate observer looking for reform and change. Not mass murder.But Nicholas Kristof had one of his “Take the Mask Off Moments” when the radical left shows how ugly and unhinged it really is despite its facade of dinner parties and book clubs and that its media outlets promote violence.And so he invited readers to send in poems about the usual stuff. Bunnies. Flowers. Killing all white people and burning America to the ground. And the emphasis was not on the bunnies and flowers.Here’s a deranged screech of...
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 2:17:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-7-2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Points Finger At Senate GOP In Wake Of Explosions, Takes It Back

    04/15/2013 2:34:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In the immediate aftermath of the multiple explosions that rocked the Copley Square area of Boston during this afternoon’s marathon, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof took to Twitter to say that the tragic events are a “reminder” of how Senate Republicans blocked the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). “[E]xplosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment,” he tweeted with a link to a Washington Post article on the Senate GOP’s threats to put a hold on President Obama‘s nomination for a...
  • NY Times Columnist: Republicans Right on Liberal Inner City Failures

    04/16/2014 5:42:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - NY Times Columnist: Republicans Right on Liberal Inner City FailuresPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 1:29 pm In The Point | No Comments Nicholas Kristof’s article is really a bait and switch, admitting that Republicans were right about three major liberal social policy failures in the inner city… but offering only more of the same liberal social policies. “Conservatives have been proved right about three big ideas of social policy. Liberals may grimace, but hear me out on these points,” he writes.“STRONG FAMILIES Conservatives highlight the primacy of family and argue...
  • New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Links Boston Explosion to GOP, Others Pile On

    04/15/2013 6:11:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    Never let a tragedy go to waste. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Monday quickly used the explosions in Boston for political gain, linking the Republican Party to the horrific act. At 4:10pm, Kristof tweeted, "explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment." [SECOND UPDATE: More journalists are politicizing the tragedy. See below.]
  • ...Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy

    11/28/2012 5:21:43 PM PST · by shove_it · 108 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | El Rushbo
    Full Headline = Sign of National Resentment for the American Way of Life: Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy RUSH: Now, over the weekend, a columnist in the New York Times by the name of Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece. He's all upset about the electrical grid failing in the Northeast during Hurricane Sandy. But that's not what made him mad. What made him mad was the reliance that some people had on private generators. He was upset about that, that some people had them and other people didn't. Here's the short version, according to David French at National...
  • "A Possibly Fatal Mistake" that we all should pay for

    10/14/2012 5:09:00 AM PDT · by Acton · 66 replies
    Vanity ^ | October 14, 2012
    An editorial writer at The New York Times (Nicholas Kristof) makes an impassioned plea to vote for Obama because a friend from his youth and days at Harvard (Scott Androes) is dying of cancer: "Yet for all his innate prudence, Scott now, at age 52, is suffering from Stage 4 prostate cancer, in part because he didn’t have health insurance. President Obama’s health care reform came just a bit too late to help Scott, but it will protect others like him — unless Mitt Romney repeals it. If you favor gutting “Obamacare,” please listen to Scott’s story. He is willing...
  • A Veteran’s Death, the Nation’s Shame

    04/15/2012 7:18:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2012 | by Nicholas D. Kristof
    HERE’S a window into a tragedy within the American military: For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by their own hands. An American soldier dies every day and a half, on average, in Iraq or Afghanistan. Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes. More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began. These unnoticed killing fields are places like New Middletown, Ohio, where Cheryl DeBow raised two sons, Michael and Ryan...
  • Joining a Dinner in a Muslim Brotherhood Home (A Useful Idiot Speaks)

    12/08/2011 1:19:13 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies · 1+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 12/7/2011 | Nicholas Kristof
    If you want to understand the Islamic forces that are gaining strength in Egypt and scaring people here and abroad, let me tell you about my dinner in the home of Muslim Brotherhood activists. First, meet my hostess: Sondos Asem, a 24-year-old woman who is pretty much the opposite of the stereotypical bearded Brotherhood activist. Sondos is a middle-class graduate of the American University in Cairo, where I studied in the early 1980s (“that’s before I was born,” she said wonderingly, making me feel particularly decrepit). She speaks perfect English, is writing a master’s thesis on social media, and helps...
  • Republicans, Zealots and Our Security (Liberals Losing It Alert)

    07/24/2011 11:13:14 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 7/24/2011 | Nicholas Kristof
    IF China or Iran threatened our national credit rating and tried to drive up our interest rates, or if they sought to damage our education system, we would erupt in outrage. Well, wake up to the national security threat. Only it’s not coming from abroad, but from our own domestic extremists. We tend to think of national security narrowly as the risk of a military or terrorist attack. But national security is about protecting our people and our national strength — and the blunt truth is that the biggest threat to America’s national security this summer doesn’t come from China,...
  • Kristof Claims Republicans Are 'Biggest Threat To America's National Security'

    07/24/2011 4:27:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the Department of Dissent Is No Longer Patriotic: because they won't raise taxes, Republicans are more dangerous to US national security than al Qaeda. That is the view of Nicholas Kristof in his column, "Republicans, Zealots and Our Security", in today's New York Times. View excerpts here.
  • Kristof Concerned King Hearings May Offend Muslims In 'Radical Mosques'

    03/10/2011 5:02:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Isn't the existence of "radical mosques" in America the problem? Nicholas Kristof is concerned that Cong. Peter King's hearings into radicalization in the American Muslim community will cause Muslims, particularly in the "more radical mosques," to feel that people are "picking on" them. View video here.
  • Kristof Criticizes American ‘Paranoia’ Over Islamic Fundamentalism

    02/13/2011 5:34:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Q. Can a Harvard Phi Beta Kappa and Rhodes Scholar, who has traveled to 150 countries and speaks Arabic, Chinese and Japanese, be hopelessly naive about foreign policy? A. Ever read one of Nicholas Kristof's columns? For the trendy liberals of the New York Times, most any big event becomes fodder for that favorite progressive parlor game: putting America down. Take Egypt. Yesterday, we noted how Bob Herbert compared American democracy unfavorably with that supposedly flourishing on the banks of the Nile. Today brings us Kristof's "What Egypt Can Teach America." Naturally, we have a lot to learn, starting with...
  • Another Mistake in The New York Times

    02/05/2011 9:49:18 AM PST · by JohnRLott · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Since the tragedy in Tucson, the New York Times has started an all-out campaign for gun control, with a relentless number of pieces -- news, editorials, and op-eds. In its advocacy, even the news stories are heavily biased by selectively quoting only academics who support pro-gun control positions. These seemingly unbiased sources are then contrasted with opposing views from clearly biased people on the other side, such as an NRA spokesman or a right-wing politician. The implied conclusion: scientific evidence favors gun control, but self-interest stands in the way. Take two recent news stories by Michael Luo (here and here)....
  • Kristof Wants Government To Improve Our Souls Via Income Redistribution

    01/02/2011 6:51:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelsteinn
    You might have thought that Mike Bloomberg—with his trans fat and smokes snatching—was the epitome of nanny staters. But the Big Apple mayor's got nothing on another New Yorker--Nicholas Kristof. In his New York Times column of today, Equality, A True Soul Food, Kristof preaches the urgent need for income redistribution as a means of . . . improving our souls. According to Kristof, "the toll of our stunning inequality is not just economic but also is a melancholy of the soul." And hey: what says soul improvement more than . . . raising taxes?! More excerpts and analysis after...
  • Barack Obama and the Muslim call to prayer

    08/19/2010 11:16:35 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 23 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 19, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Today, Rush Limbaugh mentioned Barack Obama's recitation of the Muslim call to prayer. Here is my article which first appeared on February 27, 2009 -- at the Grand Old Partisan blog, on the actual two-year anniversary of Obama's interview with Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times. On this day [February 27] in 2007, Barack Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth." In an interview with The New York Times, Senator Obama recited, "with a first-class [Arabic] accent," the opening lines of this prayer:
  • Moonshine or the Kids? (Africa is poor because men spend on alcohol, cigarettes, and prostitutes.)

    05/23/2010 12:04:11 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 87 replies · 1,745+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2010 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    There’s an ugly secret of global poverty, one rarely acknowledged by aid groups or U.N. reports. It’s a blunt truth that is politically incorrect, heartbreaking, frustrating and ubiquitous: It’s that if the poorest families spent as much money educating their children as they do on wine, cigarettes and prostitutes, their children’s prospects would be transformed. Much suffering is caused not only by low incomes, but also by shortsighted private spending decisions by heads of households. That probably sounds sanctimonious, haughty and callous, but it’s been on my mind while traveling through central Africa with a college student on my annual...
  • The Best Kids’ Books Ever

    07/05/2009 5:12:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies · 2,131+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 4, 2009 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    ... A mountain of research points to a central lesson: Pry your kids away from the keyboard and the television this summer, and get them reading. Let me help by offering my list of the Best Children’s Books — Ever! So here they are, in ascending order of difficulty, and I can vouch that these are also great to read aloud. 1. “Charlotte’s Web.” The story of the spider who saves her friend, the pig, is the kindest representation of an arthropod in literary history. 2. The Hardy Boys series. Yes, I hear the snickers. But I devoured them myself...
  • Hey Kristof... You're Late!

    05/12/2009 9:54:03 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 421+ views
    michnews ^ | March, 2009
    Hey Kristof... You're Late! Posted in: Gerald A. Honigman By Gerald A. Honigman Monday, March 23, 2009 While The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof is no stranger to these positions throughout the year, he frequently comes out with his gems of Middle East wisdom right around Bike Week here in Daytona Beach, Florida, when tens of thousands of Harley enthusiasts arrive to also spread their hot air exhaust around town. This year Nick was a few weeks late. Like others of his ilk--Thomas Friedman (better of late), David Ignatius, Richard Cohen, just to name a few, who are also obsessed...
  • Trailing George Clooney [article on Sudan]

    02/19/2009 4:55:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 261+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 18, 2009 | Nicholas D, Kristof
    The Darfur conflict has now lasted longer than World War II, but this year could be a turning point — provided that President Obama shows leadership and that the world backs up the International Criminal Court’s expected arrest warrant for Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The stakes are evident in this little market town of Dogdoré, whose normal population of just a few thousand has swelled to 28,000 desperate, fearful people driven from smaller villages. They don’t think it’s safe here, but they find some reassurance in numbers — and leaving town isn’t an option, either, because flying out from...
  • Learning How to Think

    03/26/2009 6:18:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 538+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 26, 2009 | Nicholas Kristof
    Ever wonder how financial experts could lead the world over the economic cliff? One explanation is that so-called experts turn out to be, in many situations, a stunningly poor source of expertise. There’s evidence that what matters in making a sound forecast or decision isn’t so much knowledge or experience as good judgment — or, to be more precise, the way a person’s mind works. More on that in a moment. First, let’s acknowledge that even very smart people allow themselves to be buffaloed by an apparent “expert” on occasion. The best example of the awe that an “expert” inspires...
  • A Liberal Finally Confesses

    12/26/2008 6:56:52 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 10 replies · 800+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 12/26/08 | Purple Mountains
    At last a prominent liberal has admitted what most of us already knew: that liberals may love to have the government spend your money on their favorite causes, but they are tightwads when it comes to giving their own money – or even their own time to charities. Once again another study affirms that conservatives give more money and time to charitable causes than do liberals. This fact has become known despite the predilection of many Hollywood liberals to hire public relations staffs to publicize their “good deeds” in Sunday magazines like “Parade” and “USA Weekend”. Now if only some...
  • Obama: Man of the World

    02/29/2008 3:50:24 PM PST · by JCG · 41 replies · 572+ views
    Nevada Thunder (from New York Times) ^ | March 6th, 2007 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated..., Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset."
  • Kristof: Abortion Will Bring Dems Together

    05/08/2008 3:43:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 91+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was just another ho-hum piece by another liberal columnist. Hillary Clinton should get out now because staying in hurts Barack Obama against McCain. Yada yada yada. But in his column of today, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, almost in passing, makes what is, on reflection, a telling disclosure of what is truly the fundamental value, the uniting principle of the Democratic party: abortion. After first fretting that many Hillary supporters will sit on their hands or vote for McCain, Kristof offers this countervailing fact: "It’s true that most of Senator Clinton’s supporters presumably will flinch if they...
  • Bush's Other War (Must Read)

    01/29/2008 9:34:02 PM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 534+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan. 30, 2008 | by Joseph Loconte
    FOR A FEW FLEETING moments Monday night--what should have been vivid and affecting moments--television coverage of President Bush's final State of the Union address fastened on the image of a mother and daughter from Moshi, Tanzania. They sat, their faces alive with hope, in the first lady's box seats. Viewers were not told, and no one seemed inclined to tell them, that Tatu Msangi and her daughter Faith quite literally owe their lives to the Bush administration. After Msangi became pregnant, she went to a clinic at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and learned she was HIV-positive. Five years ago...
  • In NY Times Tale of Terrorism, All the Villains are American

    02/04/2007 4:10:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 619+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "We have met the enemy and he is us." - Pogo comic strip, 1971 Nicholas Kristof has apparently embraced the Walt Kelly view of America. When it comes to the war in Iraq, the only evildoers the New York Times columnist seems to see are Americans. At the foot of his pay-to-play of column of January 23rd, Kristof invited readers to submit their literary analogies for President Bush and Iraq. In today's columnn, Kristof mentions having received over 400 reader responses. And which entry does Kristof choose to feature at the column's beginning and that might fairly be taken...
  • Kristof's Own Legacy

    01/02/2007 11:02:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 716+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 3, 2007 | Staff Editorial
    Nicholas Kristof has fetched up with a classic of a column for students of what is called the New York Times double standard. In a column offering President Bush "10 suggestions for what you can do in 2007 to try to rescue your legacy," number three on Mr. Kristof's list was "confront the genocide in Darfur." "President Bill Clinton has said that the biggest regret of his administration is not responding to the Rwandan genocide, and someday you — and your biographers — will rue your lame response to Darfur," writes Mr. Kristof, who goes on to suggest "inviting the...
  • Times Columnist's Suggestions to W: Strength Through Weakness

    12/31/2006 5:56:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 531+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The passing of President Ford has New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof fantasizing about the ignominy that President Bush's obituary will heap on him for his handling of Iraq. In what Kristof claims to be "the holiday spirit," he offers W ten suggestions to rescue his legacy. After all, what says "holiday spirit" more than dreaming about someone's death? You can read all ten suggestions here if you've anted up to the Times, but for those loath to lard the Times' coffers, let me single out two of Kristof's recommendations: "Seriously engage Iraq’s nastier neighbors, including Iran and Syria,...
  • Guilty as Charged--Will Al-Arian's defenders now apologize?

    04/20/2006 5:26:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 879+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | April 20, 2006 | Robert Spencer
    After years of denial, Sami Al-Arian has finally admitted it: he has pleaded guilty to a charge of “conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds to or for the benefit of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a Specially Designated Terrorist” organization. He has agreed to accept deportation. In his 2002 defense of Al-Arian, Eric Boehlert wrote: “The al-Arian story reveals what happens when journalists, abandoning their role as unbiased observers, lead an ignorant, alarmist crusade against suspicious foreigners who in a time of war don't have the power of the press or public sympathy to fight back.” Reality is just the...
  • The strange beliefs of Nicholas Kristof

    12/30/2005 12:49:48 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 16 replies · 1,893+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2005 | Paul Shlichta
    The strange beliefs of Nicholas Kristof A couple of years ago, to celebrate the Catholic feast of the Assumption, Nicholas Kristof wrote a column called “Believe it or Not” (New York Times, 8-15-03), in which he scoffed at the naďve religious beliefs of Americans and in particular at the absurdity of believing in the Virgin Birth of Christ. This year, to celebrate Christmas, I wish to reply to his charges. In publishing his column, Kristof showed considerable bravery. Not by attacking religious believers (which is mere political correctness) but by exposing his own beliefs, which are touchingly old-fashioned and naive....
  • Did the New York Times sack the wrong reporter?

    11/30/2005 6:19:16 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 1,962+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/30/05 | Jack Cashill
    In the world's newsrooms, truth is particularly vulnerable in times of war. Indeed, it is often said to be the first casualty. Historically, the media have deceived their audience on behalf of their own side, of which offense the New York Times' reporter Judith Miller stands accused, even if unintentionally. The Times forced Miller's resignation for depending too heavily on flawed intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq War. "Judy's stories about WMD fit too perfectly with the White House's case for war," griped back-stabbing colleague Maureen Dowd in a column that hastened Miller's departure. In a pattern that started...
  • Appeals Court Allows Hatfill to Sue Times

    10/19/2005 10:41:47 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 632+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 19, 2005 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed a former Army scientist to proceed with a libel lawsuit against The New York Times that claims one of the paper's columnists unfairly linked him to the 2001 anthrax killings. Steven Hatfill sued the Times for a series of columns written in 2002 by Nicholas Kristof that faulted the FBI for failing to thoroughly investigate Hatfill for anthrax mailings that left five people dead. In a 6-6 decision, with one judge not participating, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals failed to produce a majority of judges needed to grant a rehearing and...
  • Appeals court reinstates anthrax libel lawsuit

    07/28/2005 4:47:40 PM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 12 replies · 584+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/05 | Reuters
    Appeals court reinstates anthrax libel lawsuit Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:22 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court reinstated on Thursday a libel lawsuit by former U.S. Army scientist Steven Hatfill against The New York Times Co. over a series of columns that he said implicated him in the deadly anthrax mailings in 2001. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a federal judge's dismissal of the lawsuit that claimed that columns by Nicholas Kristof published in 2002 defamed Hatfill and caused him emotional distress. "At this stage of litigation,...
  • Profile of a Killer

    01/05/2002 4:37:59 AM PST · by CrossCheck · 101 replies · 1,139+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 4, 2002 | By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    I think I know who sent out the anthrax last fall. He is an American insider, a man working in the military bio-weapons field. He's a skilled microbiologist who did not aim to kill anybody or even to disrupt the postal system. Rather, he wanted to sow terror. Like many in the bio-warfare field, he felt that the government was not sufficiently attuned to the risks of anthrax, so he seized upon the opportunity presented by Sept. 11 to get more attention and funding for bio-terror programs like those that have been his career. How do I know all this? ...
  • Coming Soon: Liberals Support Flat Tax

    02/09/2005 8:00:39 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 612+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 10, 2005 | ISAIAH Z. STERRETT
    IT MUST BE stressful to be a Democrat. You never know what wars to oppose, what government bureaucracies to support, what lies to tell; everything changes everyday. Also, increasingly, it’s really hard to find friends. One reason for this may be Iraq, the country that was going to be just fine with Saddam, in which containment would do wonders, and in which there were no WMD because George Bush is a big fat stupid liar. All we heard from liberals for years was how risky and precarious and implausible elections were for that country, but now, like magic, the Left...
  • How conflicts between the Administration and the CIA marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons.

    10/20/2003 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 51 replies · 4,434+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 10/20/03 | Seymour Hersh
    Since midsummer, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the Bush Administration’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and what has actually been discovered. The committee is concentrating on the last ten years’ worth of reports by the C.I.A. Preliminary findings, one intelligence official told me, are disquieting. “The intelligence community made all kinds of errors and handled things sloppily,” he said. The problems range from a lack of quality control to different agencies’ reporting contradictory assessments at the same time. One finding, the official went...
  • BRING BACK DDT (Michelle Malkin showcases articles from four thoughtful advocates)

    01/08/2005 10:39:34 AM PST · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,189+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | January 8, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    BRING BACK DDT  By Michelle Malkin   ·   January 08, 2005 11:02 AM  Bravo for New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who calls today for DDT to be sprayed in malaria-ravaged countries. Here's the intro: If the U.S. wants to help people in tsunami-hit countries like Sri Lanka and Indonesia - not to mention other poor countries in Africa - there's one step that would cost us nothing and would save hundreds of thousands of lives. It would be to allow DDT in malaria-ravaged countries.I'm thrilled that we're pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the relief effort, but the...
  • Look What Kitty Dragged In

    09/16/2004 2:26:36 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 12 replies · 752+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/15/2004 | Matthew Continetti
    WHAT DO New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and tabloid biographer Kitty Kelley have in common? They share a source. Not that Kristof admits it, of course. In his September 15 column, the Pulitzer Prize winner tells the dramatic story of Yoshi Tsurumi, who taught President Bush at Harvard Business school. What you won't find in the column is any mention of the fact that Kitty Kelley broke the Tsurumi story in her new book, The Family. Here is Kristof: One fall day in 1973, when Mr. Bush was a new student at Harvard Business School, he was wearing...
  • Former Army Scientist Sues New York Times, Columnist

    07/14/2004 2:41:50 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 1 replies · 272+ views
    W Post ^ | 7/14/04 | Jerry Markon
    The former Army scientist identified by authorities as a "person of interest" in the 2001 anthrax attacks sued the New York Times Co. and columnist Nicholas D. Kristof yesterday, claiming the paper defamed him in a series of columns that identified him as the likely culprit. The lawsuit, filed by Steven J. Hatfill in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, said Kristof identified him as the anthrax killer to "light a fire" under investigators in their probe of the anthrax-spore mailings, which killed five people and sickened 17. He accused Kristof of hurling "false and defamatory" allegations and the Times of...
  • Latest sicko talk: Israel's to blame

    05/27/2004 10:07:44 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies · 258+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 27 2004 | Sidney Zion
    Nicholas Kristof wins the black belt as the leading Palestinian apologist and Israel hater in the history of The New York Times. This is no small accomplishment. Who else could make guys like me yearn for the return of Anthony Lewis and turn Thomas Friedman into an even-handed observer? Yesterday's column did the trick. Kristof put the blame on Israel for most of the troubles we have around the world, particularly in Iraq. The direct blame. Indirectly, he rapped President Bush for his "unbalanced" support of Ariel Sharon and called on John Kerry to stop blindly supporting Israel's "bloodstained" prime...
  • The N.Y. Times' 9-11 scam

    07/17/2003 11:16:19 PM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 219+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 7/18/03 | Michelle Malkin
    The New York Times -- unrelenting champion of the underprivileged, mighty battler against all corporate evils, and vehement opponent of Republican tax cuts for the "rich and powerful" -- lives by a far more self-serving motto:All the corporate welfare that's fit to collect.You won't see it reported on the Times' front page, so here's the scoop: The Gray Lady is a greedy leech, siphoning off millions of dollars in state taxpayer subsidies for private real estate development disguised as a public good. Now, the company stands to benefit from a federal tax-exempt bond program intended to help businesses devastated by...
  • Claire, the Lean, Mean, Killing Machine: This Woman's Army

    05/02/2003 11:11:50 AM PDT · by mrustow · 83 replies · 2,128+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 4 May 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    Toogood Reports [Weekender, May 4, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ A Few Good Persons If you're goin' to fight for freedom, Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair, If you go to fight for freedom, April time will be a love-in there. Remember the song, "San Francisco"? As written by John Phillips and sung by Scott McKenzie, it was a big hit in 1967, a time when the city by the bay was famous for "flower children." "If you're going to San Francisco, Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair, If you're going to San Francisco,...
  • Baghdad’s Useful Idiot (What was the NYT saying in October?)

    04/15/2003 3:07:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 15 replies · 193+ views
    Times Watch ^ | April 15, 2003 | Clay Waters
    Baghdad’s Useful IdiotTimes columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote “The Stones of Baghdad” from Baghdad back in October, but it’s even more disturbingly relevant now. Blogger Dean Esmay went down the memory hole to dredge up the words Kristof (one hopes) would rather not have penned: “After scores of interviews with ordinary people from Mosul in the north to Basra in the south, I've reached two conclusions: 1. Iraqis dislike and distrust Saddam Hussein, particularly outside the Sunni heartland, and many Iraqis will be delighted to see him gone. 2. Iraqis hate the United States government even more than they hate Saddam,...
  • Hall of Shame--Media recriminations after VB Day.

    04/10/2003 5:43:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,981+ views
    April 10, 2003, 7:45 a.m.Hall of ShameMedia recriminations after VB Day.By NR Staff o many pundits, pols, and, yes, celebs, said so many wrong — and downright silly — things about the war in Iraq, prewar. We knew that back then, but now that Baghdad has effectively been liberated by the U.S.-lead Coalition, we provide a handy snapshot of what was said by some of those who should be looking down and making their apologies. Included here are Maureen Dowd, Chris Matthews, and Barry McCaffrey, the latter one of the retired-general second guessers Vice President Dick Cheney dubbed “embedded...
  • Tangled Terror Tale (Two Liberal Reporters BACKPEDALING On USF Professor Al-Arian)

    03/03/2003 3:42:45 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 302+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2003 | Howard Kurtz
    The indictment of a former Florida professor on charges of being a Palestinian terrorist has cast a very different light on some past punditry. After flying to Tampa to interview him, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote last year that the University of South Florida's attempt to fire Sami Al-Arian shed light on "what kind of universities we desire, how much dissent we dare tolerate and how we treat minorities in times of national stress." He noted that the proceedings began after "Bill O'Reilly invited Mr. Al-Arian on his Fox News show and virtually accused him of being a...